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NORCAP Seeks Francophone Climate Experts

Multiple locations (Various)

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s global provider of expertise to the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. We build partnerships with international organisations and national actors to protect lives, rights and livelihoods. NORCAP provides expert personnel and collaborates with our partners to identify needs and to establish common goals and projects. We help strengthen partner capacity and improve coordination and collaboration.

Since 1991, NORCAP has deployed experts to more than 9000 missions to crisis all around the world.

Climate change is recognized as one of the biggest challenges of our time and through deployments of world leading climate experts, NORCAP plays an active role in supporting the progress related to the work on climate change adaptation. The need to improve coordination and strengthen climate services and climate change adaptation in Western Africa is growing and as a response, NORCAP is currently expanding our pool of francophone climate experts



As a NORCAP climate expert your missions will typically focus on areas such as:

  • Developing climate risk analysis and mapping of risk
  • Supporting the development of National Frameworks for Climate Services, and the implementation of these, to strengthen the cross-sectoral coordination and collaboration in delivery of climate services
  • Support in developing National Action Plans for implementing national frameworks, including engaging local, national and regional stakeholders
  • Providing technical support to national meteorological and hydrological services and national partners in detailing, budgeting, planning, fundraising for and implementing National Action Plans
  • Offer support in the organization of donor forums and similar events to increase awareness of the importance of climate change adaptation and climate services
  • Enabling collaboration with key government and non-government partners
  • Engage all stakeholders, partners and UN and international organizations (in particular WFP, FAO and UNDP)  in country towards the successful implementation of activities aiming for higher resilience in light of a changing climate
  • Serving as a liaison with key government and UN partners and stakeholders within the priority sectors for the implementation of the action plan, and of its priority activities;
  • Organizing meetings at national level, develop meeting agendas, ensure appropriate reporting and oversee follow-up with national stakeholders;
  • Monitor and Evaluate progress of projects and programmes



  • University degree within a relevant field of study (Meteorology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Climate Change Adaptation)
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience in the area of climate change and climate services, preferably within Africa, but as a minimum within developing countries.
  • Experience working with National Meteorological and Hydrological institutions, with UN agencies and other development partners would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of the national context and work experience from countries in Western Africa
  • Experience with networking at senior level
  • Working proficiency, both written and verbal, in French and English


Personal Qualities:

  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner with team members and multiple stakeholders at various levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in highly stressful situations and contexts
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical abilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work proactively and independently


Being a NORCAP expert gives you:

  •  A great opportunity to work in an international setting for a global organisation
  • Significant life experiences through challenges and self-development
  • Access to a unique network of humanitarian, peace and development professionals
  • A meaningful job working with the world’s challenges on location 


NORCAP Missions:

  • Contract period: Depends on which mission the person is selected for, but on average 12 months
  • Salary/benefits: According to NRC’s international salary scale and terms and conditions


Practical Information


  • Protection is at the heart of the work NORCAP does; candidates selected for interview can expect for this aspect of their profile to be explored in some detail.
  • Selected candidates are expected to be available for mission within the first three (3) months of having been accepted to the roster.
  • Shortlisted candidates may need to pass a language test as part of the selection process.
  • All candidates will receive feedback within three weeks after the closing of this advertisement.


Application Procedures and CV registration:

  • Kindly submit your CV and application in English and include your full name as written in your passport.
  • It is expected that you build a CV in Webcruiter by completing your personal information, education, professional work history, language skills and other relevant sections in the fields available. 
  • Please note that you are required to enter the geographical location for all your previous positions while registering your CV.
    • There is no specific field for this information in our CV form, but you can use the "Company name" field for both company and location.
  • NRC reserves the right to conduct a full background check on shortlisted candidates.
  • Approved Health Certificate will be required prior to contract commencement and deployment


We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: NRC - Norwegian Refugee Council
  • Location: Multiple locations (Various)
  • Grade: Mid/Senior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Environment
    • Meteorology, Geology and Geography
    • Climate Change
    • Refugee rights and well-being
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-25

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